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Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
What steps should i take when my initials are forged on my listing agreement between my listing agent and me?
Report the agent to their Broker. You can find this info by entering their license number on the BRE website. http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Home Selling in 94596
Merhran Saky, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Merhran Saky answered:
I am in Heather Farm area in a 3 bedroom, 21/2 baths, 1600 sq. ft townhouse, tri-level. What is the approx. price I could ask for?
To get an idea/range, you are looking at about $350 per sq ft. Keep in mind that some other factors will impact the above price per sq,ft. This is what I'm targeting currently for two o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 19, 2013 Home Selling in 94598
Fred Weston, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Fred Weston answered:
What should be the asking price for 3bd, 2bath condo, 1197 sq ft, at 2700 Oak Rd, Walnut Creek?
Your unit should sell in the $300k plus area based on your statement that the unit has been extensively remodeled. However, a detailed Comparative Market Analysis should be prepared to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 13, 2013 Home Selling in 94597
Todd Scheid, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Todd Scheid answered:
What is the house market (selling) in Walnut Creek, CA?
Hi Brittney,

I know you have received a lot of great answers but thought I would add my two cents. I am putting a home on the Market TODAY, it is in Walnut Creek (although it is zon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Selling in 94598
Michelle Gon…, Real Estate Pro in Cerritos, CA
Michelle Gonzalez 562-572-5224 answered:
I always STAGE my Listings and believe they sell in a shorter time @ a higher price. Where can I get stats to back this up?
I would suggest you compare your days on market to the average days on market from MLS.

By the way, who do you use to stage your listings? What's the average cost?
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in 94598
Craig Bosse, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Craig Bosse answered:
When Pricing a home with few or no comps within the near vacinity, what do YOU do? Go back further than 90 days, extend your radius?
That depends? Where is the home? In a rural or city setting? Why are there few or no comps in the area? Are there very few comparables because this home is much larger/smaller ?

The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in 94598
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
Is it ethical for the realtor to reduce the price of my home on MLS without notification or authorization from me (the title holder)?
In our office, no changes can be made on the listing, ie, dates, price, commission, terms, unless submitted on a modification of terms form with the client's signature. This prevents u ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Steve Hansen, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Steve Hansen answered:
misled and deceived by real estate broker.what recourses. loan modification paid up front. no results, ended up with short selling homes (2).
It sounds like you were the victim of a scam. For starters, it is illegal for a broker to collect an upfront fee for assistance in a loan modification. You mention several different par ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 4, 2011 Home Selling in 94597
Kenny Tan, Real Estate Pro in Diamond Bar, CA
Kenny Tan answered:
Can coop HOA holdback $2,000 for 30 days after the close of escrow and after the seller has paid them for an inspection?
Maureen,

While I do not think what the HOA did is legal under the CC&Rs or California laws, most sellers would prefer to deal with the dispute after the escrow has closed. Best t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Sep 18, 2011 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
Is winter a good season for selling a home in Rossmoor? Is there a "best" season?
Hi Ester,
Home selling in Rossmoor is really a year round event. There are reasons why people need to buy and those reasons happen throughout the year. I think speaking one to one wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 21, 2010 Home Selling in 94595
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Seller wants to order an appraisal in case he decides to take house off the market and buy out his partner. Is he obligated to disclose?
Janet:

Here is a post that may be helpful:

Failure To Disclose a Low Appraisal Can Cost You Plenty: 5 Critical Conclusions
http://bit.ly/bpNv3w
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 3, 2010 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Erica Starkey, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Erica Starkey answered:
What are the rights of the homeowner when price reduction takes place on MLS. Isn't my authorization required?
Angela,
Price reductions should not occur without your consent. I would review your records and make sure you don't sign something already and if not I would talk to your agent.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Steve Snyder, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Steve Snyder answered:
If seller wants to back out of sale of his home after buyer removes all contingencies, and buyer agrees to allow it, can seller be held accountable
Don't we think everthing is negotiable, written or not? Aren't written contracts for the protection of all? But stuff happens in people's lives. Example:

This past ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 13, 2009 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Arturo Shive…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Arturo Shivers answered:
I heard you can't get a loan if you have a co-signer and are buying a condo due to association issues. Has
The only concern with HOA's is if there is pending litigation, the owner occupancy ratio is too low, or possibly the development is underinsured or the development can't be ap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2009 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Steve Curtis, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Steve Curtis answered:
How can I locate a real estate agent that has most sales in my area?
Angela ...

I know you probably have already completed your homework and made a decision since several months have passed, but I wanted to emphasize some of the things that Carl Medfo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2009 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Ken Jacobs, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Ken Jacobs answered:
Can anyone direct me to the new legislation regarding the change in capital gains for selling your primary?
Hi Suzanne,
Here are two somewhat useful links, but I also can't find a copy of the final legislation:

http://taxes.about.com/b/2008/08/01/housing-assistance-tax-act-of-2008.htm

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2009 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Michelle Git…, Real Estate Pro in Clayton, CA
Michelle Gittleman answered:
Selling my 4, 2.5 in WC and buying a like size house newer house in Concord. Price difference expected?
Hi Larry,

Have you considered Clayton?

As a resident, I can tell you that is a great little community with our own Art & WIne Festival, Pumpkin Farm, Octoberfest, City Park w/con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2008 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
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